in gst-template gives error

Alex Song aqfsong at
Thu May 19 21:06:13 PDT 2011

Thanks very much Stefen. 

I installed libtool 2.2.6b to /usr/local/ cause I noticed 


in The libtool comes with my distribution (FC10) is 1.5.26. 

You are right that the aclocal in my distribution doesn't get along with
libtool 2.2.6b. I got several weird issues. 

Anyway, with libtool in my distribution and with following patch to, I was able to run correctly. I even cross compiled
the plugin for mips. 

 dnl required version of libtool
+dnl LT_PREREQ([2.2.6])
+dnl LT_INIT
This should get me going for a while. Thanks!


>>>>> On Tue, 17 May 2011 16:02:20 +0300, ensonic at wrote:

    > Hi, Am 16.05.2011 23:56, schrieb Alex Song:
    >> Hello,
    >> I'm new to gstreamer and I'm trying to write a plugin. I started
    >> according to "Plugin Writer's Guide" and downloaded gst-template. But
    >> when I did
    >> ./
    >> I got
    >> src/ Libtool library used but `LIBTOOL' is undefined
    >> src/ The usual way to define `LIBTOOL' is to add
    >> `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' src/ to `' and run
    >> `aclocal' and `autoconf' again.  src/ If
    >> `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' is in `', make sure src/
    >> its definition is in aclocal's search path.  src/
    >> installing `./depcomp' installing `./INSTALL' autoreconf:
    >> automake failed with exit status: 1 failed
    >> I tried installing libtool 2.2.6b to /usr/local and tried to put
    >> AC_PROG_LIBTOOL to but they didn't help.

    > It would be better to install the libtool package from your
    > distribution. If you install it yourself to /usr/local chances are small
    > that aclocal will pick up the libtool.m4.

    > As an alternative you could get yourself the gst-plugin-bad package from
    > git and try gst-element-maker, this will take over gst-template (yes,
    > the docs shall be fixed).

    > Stefan

    >> How to fix this issue?
    >> Thanks very much,
    >> Alex
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However,  if you  want the  underlying mechanism,  it isnt  a  semantic issue,
because at some level, there is no more rug to shuffle things under.  - Bilge

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